Honorary decree for Q(uintus) Lollius

Greek, East Greek
Roman Imperial Period

Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Western Street of Tombs


20.3 x 28 cm (8 x 11 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



The slab has mouldings on both sides, showing that both sides were to be exposed to view. On the rear side, the corner of a slightly sunken panel is visible, which makes it probable that this side contained the marble portrait (in bas-relief) mentioned in the inscription.

This is a bilingual inscription, consisting of a Latin and a Greek part. The letters KO in line 3 make the restoration of lines 1, 2, and 3 certain. Quintus Lollius Philetaerus is also mentioned in Sterret nos. 15-17; for the genealogy of Quintus Lollius Philetaerus, see Sterret, pp. 37-39. A Quintus Lollius is also mentioned in a Latin inscription of Alexandria in the Troas (CIL 3.388).

“Q(uintus) Lollius [Philetaeros, son of Quintus]
the people [have honored? Quintus]
Lollius [Philetairos, son of] Qu[intus]
with a golden wreath [ and]
an inscribed portrait [ ]
of marble.”


From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); western Street of Tombs, in front of a rectangular foundation with no trace of superstructure. 1881-2: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America